A Christian Numerologist Interprets Crazy Meanings Out Of The Bible

Reading more from Charismatic Chaos, by John F MacArthur, Jr. like I said I was, I found I was in strong agreement with points he was making where it concerns interpreting the bible.  On page 104, he wrote;

Refrain from making a point at the price of proper interpretation.

He elaborates on on a standard where we should interpret what the bible is saying by reading what it truly says, and not twist the meaning.  We should avoid believing that He was attributing certain meanings in scripture that spoke to us directly, or something like that, as if individuals today think that he is describing something meaningful to them directly, and yet not giving his Word to all mankind.  Little Johnny for example, is special and unique; he found several chapter 3’s and verse 15’s in most books of the bible, thinking God had special meaning for him, due to his birthday being March 15th.  Finding special meanings such as this is totally off-track and needs clearing up.  That is not how God “talks”.  

John MacArthur described several errors in how people may read and misinterpret scripture; giving false meaning to statements found in the words of God.  We should not bend the meaning of each verse in the bible, making up special meanings. 

I read how one blogger wrote that paying attention when you become aware that certain numbers are brought to your attention and are repeated somewhere supposedly means God is speaking specially to that person.  He went so far as to explain that if you were to notice the same numbers appearing somewhere in many places over a period of days or hours, you should become aware that “God is talking all the time” and you should find out what those numbers mean according to what you find in the bible. 

A way of thinking about this numbers-seeking by way of explaining what the bible says was explained as, “God is getting the attention of his kids!”, according to this blogger.  The blogger went on to say; “What means something to me, may mean something completely different to you”.  This could mean that when we see numbers repeating during the day, such as the time on a clock matching the date of some upcoming event could mean that “God talks to us, each one individually”.  My statement to that line of thinking is that if you don’t know what those numbers were supposed to mean, then you could be in big trouble with God.  He could be a confused Father in Heaven, not really able to express his thoughts in the bible. 

Who knew?  Such a confused Father in heaven could create humanity and the universe but not know what he’s talking about.  We have to explain it to ourselves and tell others that God is repeating himself, showing these repeating numbers so that I see them and this has special meaning to me because “he’s waking his kids up!”. 

What a cult we have to listen to and try to explain that these frauds are full of it to others who are new at this, and do not get the right message from the people developing concepts, and explaining special stories they have made up about what they read in the bible.  We fight a hard battle against Satan and men full of sinfulness and we might drive them off if we talk more about God.  With accuracy and not some made-up bible message.

Anyone can find a secret message in the bible meant for them I guess.  How special we might think we are to the eyes of God above to have written special messages in His Bible just for us.  We may interpret them through numerology, or palmistry or other such man-made, weird concepts where the truth does not matter and we are gods who have special meaning to God who tries to speak to us through numbers, not making sense.

God must be confused.  He must not mean what we think he means in His Word.  He wrote it all wrong and now we have to rely on his being a fringe and crazy God who means what he says as long as it is some combination of numbers meaning something to someone who can interpret findings of scripture numbers that can hold a huge, over-arching message about life or death or future special meanings. 

Such as, chapter verses that match, such as 11:11, found in various chapters, might be construed as “meaning” awakening spiritually to a revival to take place somewhere on the 11th of November in some year we are unclear about.  Many people believe these things but as we know, these are confused people receiving messages from hell to interpret such silly and childish messages from a life-changing treasure in history, giving us reason to believe we are saved.

We are blessed to have a record of what the Lord Jesus Christ wanted mankind to have and know about his arrival the second time, and how he saves those he loves who love him back.  He gave us all the evidence needed for us to express our joy through his grace and saving love to new believers walking this path as new creatures in Christ.

It saddens me that so many people have found a new idea or biblical plan for mankind that Christ did not say would happen.  My theory about this kind of interpretation of biblical verses is this: their god is a little god of hell who leaves them confused.

Putting numbers first and giving special meaning to phrases in the bible which you might take personally to mean YOU is a wrong characterization of what the bible has to say.  Many think that God speaks to them with certain phrases that have a certain similarity that they conjure up to correspond to their lives today, but He didn’t say this in his bible, that he would say special things to certain people all through time and they know who they are.  He didn’t name them in the bible, these messages are conjured up in the minds of men who don’t understand the bible.  God wasn’t speaking about any individual’s today, not Mary down the street or John at the gas station or Rachel in the grocery store.  He wasn’t talking about them, no.  Unfortunately they are not the apostles and prophets they claim to be.

He isn’t speaking about our neighbors or even famous self-proclaimed “seers” and other special people who talk a big story about how they are anointed and have special powers.  He takes a whole swath of people to explain what they did, and why he became angry in earlier generations of time.  The people were sadly disobedient, they told lies,  they refused to believe who Jesus was, they were inhumanely involved in sacrificial killings of humans and infants, perverse in many ways.  I believe that this was all to explain the reality of man without the One True God and from his Word to explain how to live life, what to believe, and how to rely on the Lord Jesus Christ.

After all, we are all sinners and not Holy in the sight of God.  Without the Lord Jesus we would have no right to be saved, we would perish and never know the love of the Lord in our hearts.

These strange concepts of what the bible might be saying cause people to find skewed and inaccurate meanings of the bible.   Much like numbers used by astrologers, they are reading folklore into the Word of God.  The bible does not say that we should learn numerology or that God speaks “all the time through numbers”.  

Why are these people producing these strange ideas about the numbers they find in the bible?  What is behind all this?  I propose to you that they are confused inside, and can’t understand the bible, perhaps since the Lord God Almighty has confused their minds as a way of saying, “look, this is the wrong way to say what I am saying in this verse”.  It has many people becoming very concerned and angry about the people ascribing these false interpretations to the bible and to our Lord and Savior, and wondering what version of whose teachings they all must ascribe to.

Let’s not read into what the numbers mean that you see on bill-boards, phone numbers or in the bible as being a biblical reality.  That’s just the devil playing with one’s mind.

God’s Grace Saves Us: Gives Us Life

I’m reading Revelation chapter one having read all of the New Testament, now I will study Revelation, and move on to the beginning of the bible if the Lord is with me and I can do this in my time on earth.  I always like to think that the Lord God Almighty is giving me time to improve my circumstances here on earth and is not willing to take me as they say, soon.  I want to complete goals I have and have the time to enjoy the time I have on earth, so I will be changing jobs soon and moving on to greener pastures.  As they say…

In Revelation chapter 1 verses 12 – 16 we are given a magnificent description of John’s testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ appearing to him in a state of glory:

Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking to me, and on turning I saw seven golden lampstands, and in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man, clothed with a long robe and with a golden sash around his chest.  The hairs of his head were white, like white wool, like snow.  His eyes were like a flame of fire, and his feet were like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the roar of many waters.  In his right hand he held seven stars, from his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword, and his face was like the sun shining in full strength. 

These verses describe a Holy God who appeared in magnificent strength and power, holding the seven churches as stars in his hand, their fate of which we are told in the bible, with one, the Church of Philadelphia, being the most obedient.

Being strikingly holy, he has a glowing face, brighter than the sun and shining radiantly,  as he is a beacon of light and is the light for all of humanity to follow, and we do obediently by reading and understanding his word, and through prayer, once we truly believe. 

All the other human expressions of our supposed deity; the mantras of the Buddhists and worldly temples, do not compare.  They are not shining lights to anyone, only to their destruction due to not knowing the Lord; the only Savior and beacon of light that the world will ever see.  He is that Holy, and no man has ever been holy, only Jesus the Christ.

We know that the two-edged sword coming from his mouth is his Truth he had written down in the Bible for us to learn from.  We know the Truth in seeking the beginnings of time from His Word, the Holy Bible.  We have asked and been answered questions about eternal life in His Word.  We won’t get correct answers from mankind.  Their versions throughout time has been a cornucopia of special gods, spirits and other things which they believe are really endowed with special powers; kind of like comic book heroes.

Our God is Glorious; the True God, the real God, who is alive and well, seated at the right hand of the Creator; Our Father In Heaven, a Holy God, not to be mistaken for a shrine or a temple, a figurine or embedded in a piece of jewelry.

We cannot capture the Light from men, only from God who is Eternal, the all seeing, all knowing God who is the Creator of Life Itself.  We are brought to glory through Him.  We live out our lives in Eternal Heaven, serving a Wonderful and Just Father in Heaven and in our earthly days while still here on earth.  Our futures are written in God’s book in Heaven and he has warned us of days to come…

Behold, the Lord will empty the earth and make it desolate,
    and he will twist its surface and scatter its inhabitants. – Isaiah 24:1

Men are not great, although they pretend a lot.  They abuse their power and kill, cheat and destroy countries as well as cultures that go with them never to be recreated again.  The loss of lives and land, changing boundaries of countries, obliterating cultures and committing crimes against humanity are all things mankind has done.  It wasn’t supposed to be this way, not without God being the lead for us and making things right in his Holy justice.  Teaching us the law about how sin will destroy mankind and how mankind has taken the blows of Satan who leads us to destruction if we are not protected with the Truth and Knowledge of God.   

It wasn’t meant for man to be Holy; only God is Holy, mankind is not.

When we put men and women on pedestals we must be clear that their pedestals can be torn down.   Joseph Stalin, Saddam Hussein, Vladimir Lenin, Felix Dzerzhinsky, the founder of the Russian KGB;  Muammar Gaddafi, all were torn out of power; their statutes all torn down.

Who is God of the world?  Where did we come from, why are we on earth and what is our purpose here?  We are mankind created by God, for God and His intents and purposes.  We may not know it but our lives are in His Hands and we may want to think about our Creator’s presence in our very lives, for he has won the battle against Sin, Satan, and gave His very life for ours to be Eternal.  With Him.  Praise the Lord.

 

Mental Health And Healing Requires Knowledge Of God

How would one who practices therapeutic interventions in the field of psychology be able to turn feelings and experiences into questioning whether God is real and being willing to find out?  Pain is a great motivator and when one is brought down to their knees metaphorically speaking, they may want Christ Jesus to help them return to a life they can deal with.  No only deal with but keep them from falling again.

He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber. – Psalm 121:3

If a therapist could chance it and talk about Christ to a person receiving mental health treatment, who seeks a way out of misery and hearing voices, would it be worth it?  I think it would.

No matter what the problem of the day, anyone who turns to Christ Jesus has a better chance of becoming strengthened by a trust in Christ.

Christ overcame all. 

He is a friend to me and can be to anyone.

Give your hearts to Him, and watch how your life becomes steady and stays on solid ground.

Being Christian In It’s Truest Sense

We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one dos not touch him. – 1 John 18:18

Having a true faith in the Lord Jesus Christ gives us life; everlasting life with the  Son of the Father.  We are not of the world, yet we live in this world.  Having my belief in God has given me a new life; I am strengthened by him who is the strength of life and the breath of life, the creator of our lives in the first place.

How powerful a statement knowing my true home is in heaven with Christ Jesus.  For any who believe we can hope for the eternal forgiveness, life and regeneration of life to be within us while the rest of the world dies.

I would rather have a true faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, knowing I may have an eternity with my Savior and Lord, rather than spend eternity in eternal hell and damnation for not believing in Christ.  I want others to know that I may not have the earthly things that they seek and that their materialistic lives are based upon, but these are minuscule in contrast to the life of eternal joy that Christ gives us.  Believing truly in the Lord Jesus Christ brings a heartfelt joy that others won’t ever know or experience. 

Being unforgiven for being sinners who do not believe in Jesus as being the only Savior there is creates an eternal damnation for those who do not seek and know Jesus.  How easy it is to spend time reading the bible, and earning the joy of the Lord in one’s heart, to know the One True God as a friend, Savior and protector, that cannot come close in true value with all the money in the world or all the creature comforts on earth.  Through His strength I am free.

And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. – 1 John 5:11

How amazing to have a life made of joy – and you know it’s from Christ Jesus. 

 

 

God Loves; Jesus Saves

And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother. – 1 John 4:21

Have you ever listened to those people who say that “Jesus is the Savior of the world and he loves everyone”, and so we are to love everyone to be like Jesus.  I’ve heard those statements too, yet I pause at the thought, and for several reasons.

We are not Jesus, we are people.  Separating what we are from who Jesus is is important.  We did not die a horrible death in order to save people from their sin and ultimate deaths, where they end up away from God Almighty for eternity, after they die.

We did not get saved by Mary as the Catholics teach in their reverence and prayers to Mother Mary.  As we know, they are wrong to do that.  And we are nothing like Mary either beings that we were not the mother of Jesus nor did we walk the earth and know Jesus when he was a man who walked the earth.  Still, Mary saves no one.

At the same time, we love brothers and sisters in the Lord, who have the Holy Spirit to guide them and teach them the ways of Jesus – as best as we can, being that we are not Jesus and are not Holy like he is.  He is seated at the right hand of the father, and holds a special place in the Father’s heart.  Why wouldn’t we believe we are the saved children of the Lord Jesus Christ with a Father who sits us down and teaches us his Words to live by?  Who waves us from our sins on the earth and forgives us, letting us stay by his side in the hope of becoming more like Jesus, more or less, as we are capable of, being humans in mind, heart and body.

Jesus was alive and he saved those True believers; it is an ultimate gift to us.  Why can’t we love others the same way Jesus did?

He didn’t especially love the people who went against him and wanted his death.  He knew they would kill him and was very aware that they might want to sway people against him so that they would not believe him.

This was evil.  The same way Our Father reduced the earth to floods that kept only eight people alive, because he got angry and got rid of all the sinful people to start from scratch.

Now why would a loving God who people call “love”, kill off all the people of the world and start off with eight people, starting from scratch, to start the world’s population again?  Isn’t it that we are to love one another?

No, the wrong answer is we love everyone on earth the same way God the Father did.  He only loved the eight people he thought were worthy to save, and then let the rest die.

Do you love Jesus?  Then you have the love of the Christ in you and Jesus came to save those who believe in him, and who he is and was on this earth and what he is now.  He is the Son of the Lord God Almighty, and a Savior to the earth.

Our only Savior – there is no other.

Following Satan Or Following Christ Makes All The Difference Pertaining To Our Very Lives

It struck me how true it is that the world is full of demonic activity.  Some would say that there are more good angels than bad because one-third of the angels were thrown out of heaven with Satan.

The bible says that Satan has been referred to a star that was swept from, or fallen from, heaven and that his tail swept down one-third of the stars to earth with him.

His tail swept down la third of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child he might devour it.  – Revelation 12:4

So when I read my bible reading today about spirits it made it more real to me how evil spirits can inhabit and effect us on earth.  This belief is ridiculed by people all over the world, especially atheists.  Although there are many “spiritual beliefs” that people may have, many formed by their own brains to conform to their wants and desires, there are many who still believe the bible is true.

The bible talks about spirits in several places, often referring to the evil spirits as Satan’s demons who fell from the heavens when Satan was cast out from the heavenly realm.  

We also know that there are more “good angels” who still obey God who are on his side who are working against the devil’s lies.  They may do many things we don’t know about but the good angels are real.  The bible says so.  Many people just call them different things, like “guardian angels” or other spiritual beings, however they should be referred to as followers of Christ Jesus who are in his army and are part of the “heavenly host” referred to in Luke:

 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,  “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” – Luke:2-13-14

So when we see terrible things happening, horrible treatments of man, we should remember that these demons are real.  As is believed by many that John the apostle wrote the epistle 1 John, we read that spirits are inhabiting the universe or in unspecified places that we are to be distrustful of;

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.  – 1 John 4:1

So don’t doubt the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives.  Only those that believe have the spirit of Christ – the others are of the spirits cast out from heaven.

Spiritual Realm Leads Us To Soothsayers If We Don’t Know Christ Jesus

Are modern day Christians who profess to be Prophets simply practicing what age-old soothsayers practiced?  

There are so many forms of foreseeing the future that one can only use their imagination to predict any story or form of amusement they want to using the many and endless tools of a soothsayer.

Take crystal balls, for instance.  Soothsayers used crystal balls for seeing into the future, much like the Wicket Witch of the West in The Wizard Of Oz movie.  On one website I read about using a crystal ball, it described the ambiance of lighting candles, and building your “ability” to see things in shiny or reflective mediums, even gazing at water contained in a dark container.  You build your awareness of seeing shapes and interpreting them to mean something; how creative you get signifies your clairvoyant abilities to obtain messages and meaning from your angels or spirit guides.

That website was all very disturbing to read as I become more cognizant of how many things I have used in the past that were “mystical” and acceptable to being a real atheist.

Then there’s the Ouija board.  Remember those?  I used to have a witch down the street who used the Ouija board and told stories about how the pointer of the Ouija board would fly around the board going crazy, at high speed, pointing out words to the lady who called herself a “white witch”. 

She seemed proud that something would communicate so readily with her.  How sad, to not know that it was caused by some mental defect the lady had with which to try and entertain or feel preferred by the spirits that used her that way.  Little did she know that spirits that must have been influencing her were not holy.

Then there was reading the lines in the palm of one’s hand called palm-reading.  Remember the lifeline, the longest line that runs through the palm of one’s hands?  That was supposed to predict the length of one’s life.  How odd that thought seems today.

As well, there was a school I went to where I learned about reading “auras” surrounding people.  Called, The Berkeley Psychic Institute, I thought I was extra-special by being “open” to sensing certain color formations I imagined I could perceive, by energy sensitivity, or some other crazy feeling-sense that I felt existed around a person.

I realize it became a way to try and have control over my future so that I did not think about death and the reality of the body dying.  If I had special powers I could basically see myself to be so special that those spirits who were hovering over my and providing these powers I felt I had might make me so special that I would never die.

That was the hope, at least.  I think it was a subconscious desire to live on after I died.  I believe now that our Creator through Jesus Christ wants us to live forever through Him, and that this silly idea of making oneself a creature that could predict a future of someone may have been away to express my desire to know Him, without really knowing who he was.

With no special treating in the bible and hearing snippets from people I didn’t’ know very well about Christ, one can only imagine what kind of story we made up to make ourselves happy that we were spirit beings and would live on.  We had no way to explain it, we just knew.  It was the wrong spirit guides, was the problem.

And not knowing Christ makes one afraid of the finality of death, I believe.  I would submit that having a story to tell oneself about dying makes the idea of death bearable to some.